Spring Roundup

Vinemont football coach Stephen Robinson reacts on the sideline during a game last season.

Football season is right around the corner — yes, you read that correctly.

Spring practices wrapped up earlier this month, and the nine local teams in The Times' coverage area will try to build on their momentum as they prepare for upcoming summer workouts ahead of the 2019 campaign, which is scheduled to begin on Aug. 22.

Let's take a closer look at how the spring went for Addison, Cold Springs and Vinemont.

See future print editions for complete coverage of all local squads.

And don't forget to look for The Times' 2019 Football Preview Magazine later this year.


Addison

% 2018 Record: 10-3 (5-1 in Class 2A, Region 7)


% Key Losses: Zayne Guthrie, Hayden Ray, Gage Gilliland, Trace Thompson


% Key Returners: Jeb Robinson, Luke Waldrep, Jake Wilson, Tim Trussell, Bailey Wilson, Caleb Crider, Weston Smith, Grant Rice, Luke Chambers, Logan Wilkins, Brett Smith, Matthew Harris, Justin Mather, Christian Roberts, Will Tuggle


% Jamboree: Falkville


% Coach Speak: "We had a really good spring. Because we’ve got more returning guys, we were able to be a little more in-depth. We were way ahead of where we normally are in spring, especially on defense." — David Smothers

"Offensively and defensively, I was real pleased with our physicality in the jamboree game. We were very physical. Tackled well, blocked well." — David Smothers


2019 Schedule

% Aug. 23: vs. Curry

% Aug. 30: at Piedmont

% Sept. 6: vs. Winston County

% Sept. 13: at Red Bay*

% Sept. 20: vs. Sheffield*

% Sept. 27: at Vinemont

% Oct. 4: vs. Colbert County*

% Oct. 11: at Tanner*

% Oct. 17: vs. Tharptown*

% Oct. 25: at Hatton*

% Nov. 1: Open

* Class 2A, Region 7 Game


Cold Springs

% 2018 Record: 4-6 (2-4 in Class 2A, Region 5)


% Key Losses: Mason Harris, Clay Rollo, Calvin McNabb, Francisco Ayala, Will Swann


% Key Returners: Brodi Williams, Ayden Alexander, Lawson Burgess, Jordan Lacey, Roberto Ayala, Jacob McClendon


% Jamboree: Hanceville


% Coach Speak: “We changed a lot of things offensively. That’s kind of what we worked on all spring. It went pretty well. We were pretty pleased with that part of it.” — Rod Elliott

"I thought the jamboree went fine. Once we got into the speed of the game, I thought we played pretty well. We had no gauge to know where we should be and how far along we can be offensively, but we took positives away from the game." — Rod Elliott


2019 Schedule

% Aug. 22: at Meek

% Aug. 30: at Berry

% Sept. 6: vs. Southeastern*

% Sept. 13: at Sumiton Christian*

% Sept. 20: vs. Aliceville*

% Sept. 27: vs. Appalachian*

% Oct. 4: Open

% Oct. 11: at Winston County*

% Oct. 18: vs. Tarrant*

% Oct. 25: at Sulligent*

% Oct. 31: vs. Vinemont

* Class 2A, Region 5 Game


Vinemont

% 2018 Record: 3-7 (1-5 in Class 3A, Region 5)


% Key Losses: Hudson Wood, Dustin Moore, Cam Carter, Anthony Brasher


% Key Returners: Jack Hill, Dallin Dinkle, Teague Whatley, Travis Hopper, Dakota McGraw, Tanner Brown, Isaiah Young


% Jamboree: Danville, Good Hope


% Coach Speak: “It was our best and most productive spring. It was a great spring, awesome spring. Our offensive line stood out. Our offensive line took over. I was so proud of them." — Stephen Robinson

“We had a couple of hiccups offensively in the jamboree. You take away those plays, though, and I can’t ask for more from the offense. I think it was satisfaction for our guys to score that many points. Other than one long run, our defense played pretty well, too." — Stephen Robinson


2019 Schedule

% Aug. 23: Open

% Aug. 30: at Falkville

% Sept. 6: at Westbrook Christian

% Sept. 13: vs. Midfield*

% Sept. 20: at Hanceville*

% Sept. 27: vs. Addison

% Oct. 4: at Fultondale*

% Oct. 11: vs. Locust Fork*

% Oct. 18: at J.B. Pennington*

% Oct. 25: vs. Holly Pond*

% Oct. 31: at Cold Springs

* Class 3A, Region 5 Game

% Jake Winfrey can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 136 or at jwinfrey@cullmantimes.com.​

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